Blood of a Stone - Jeanne Lyet-Gassman

Due to complete coincidence I ended up reading two books about the life of Jesus during the Easter weekend. This was the first of them.


Having escaped his Roman master, Demetrios and another slave try to make a better life for themselves.


In which, completely against my own expectations, they succeed. Really, is it that easy to become a master after you were a slave? It's a shame not more people tried to do this.


The historical setting was quite nice. But that's about it. Demetrios was a very annoying character to read about. He literally doesn't seem to know what he's doing or why. On top of that I didn't really like the writing. Especially in the beginning I couldn't focus on the story because of it.


This book just wasn't for me, I'm afraid.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!